In the Spotlight
We listen to people and communities affected by ADB-assisted projects
Development effectiveness requires high standards of accountability, transparency, openness, and public participation. As an international development agency dedicated to eliminating poverty in Asia and the Pacific, ADB constantly strives to enhance all of these aspects of its operations.
The video captures the essence of ADB’s accountability to project affected persons, and the experiences and lessons learned in the 10 years of its operations. It highlights the importance of stakeholder engagement; and trust and partnership building for better projects.
The conference aims to increase visibility of ADB's Accountability Mechanism among civil society, nongovernment organizations, government, and other stakeholders.
The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures. It consists of two separate but complementary functions: problem solving function and compliance review function.
Problem Solving Function
The problem solving function aims to actively respond to the concerns of people affected by ADB-assisted projects through fair, transparent, and consensus-based problem solving.
Compliance Review Function
People who are directly, materially and adversely affected by an ADB-assisted project during formulation, processing, or implementation can file a request for compliance review to the independent Compliance Review Panel which investigate compliance with ADB's operational policies and procedures.
This booklet highlights the ADB Accountability Mechanism’s first 10 years—processes and procedures, experiences on cases received, and lessons learned.
This report summarizes Accountability Mechanism operations during 2013 within the context of specific ADB-assisted projects. This approach provides readers unfamiliar with the mechanism with an easily understandable introduction to its operations.